Mammal’s Merry Memories: Jethro Tull – Broadsword (1982)

The title track of Broadsword is a Viking song with a difference. It presents the perspective of the poor sods who see the Viking ships approaching. That must have been a slightly unnerving experience.

Jethro Tull mostly played progressive folk rock. This song, however, may appeal to fans of hard rock, prog metal and, er, Vikings.

 

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on June 28, 2014, in Mammal's Merry Memories and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Nice! Here’s another one on the same note: Cruachan – “Viking Slayer”

  2. Love this tune, and especially the album. One of Tull’s most under rated records. Also, the outstanding Turisas cover is of note.

  3. ChristopherMammal

    Thanks, guys! Two beaut songs. Folk metal is one of my very favourite flavours. Cruachan sang for the Celtic tribes who were also pretty tough buggers, and the Turisas cover is not only excellent, it’s a very sincere and honest nod to Jethro Tull.

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